This year's Northern Lights Forecast is looking great! The Solar Cycle may be peaking in 2024, a year ahead of previous predictions. As always, it takes due diligence, some late nights and perhaps a bit of luck to see the “lights.” For monitoring aurora activity, I’ve bookmarked my favorite Links & Webcams and Northern Lights Tonight.
Newbies ~ I have a New Release titled Denali Spectacle from an amazingly sharp aurora display over the Alaska Range. We also just came out with the non-aurora shot Star Globe which has surpassed expectations and gone galactic! To catch more photos & experiences please check out Facebook/AuroraHunter.
Our next show is the March First Friday Event on March 1, 2024 at Aurora Fine Art Gallery in downtown Anchorage during the Fur Rendezvous celebration.
Keep One Eye on The Sky!
Bz = -2.3
121 sun spots
Auroras dance over my head in Anchorage, Alaska on September 2, 2023 at 12:37 am. I saw these despite the city lights on a bright moonlit night. If it’s clear & dark nothing can stop a big aurora show, especially when they’re right on top of you.
Alaska’s snow-capped Denali glows
under a sharp aurora display on
September 25, 2023 at 3:40 am.
~ The illuminated river channels & pinpoint
star field complete this awe-mazing spectacle ~
Stars of the Milky Way Galaxy stretch
high above Willow Creek in
Hatcher Pass on November 13, 2023.
~ It’s awe that I feel when staring deep into the
nighttime sky and I find this awe inspiring! ~
Seward, Alaska is surrounded
by a scenic trove of natural beauty
during this full-sky aurora display on
February 21, 2023 at 1:20 am.
~ Welcome to Resurrection Bay and the
world-class Kenai Fjords ~
A glowing whirlpool of light sails
over Donnelly Dome near
Delta Junction, Alaska,
on April 15, 2023 at 1:54 am
~ It's rocket science! Spiraling SpaceX engine
exhaust catches sunlight and turns bluish-white ~
Here's a graph illustrating when in the solar cycle I've taken some of my favorite shots. The key thing to remember is that auroras occur throughout the cycle from Solar Max to Solar Min. They're just not quite as common during the lows in the cycle. More on the Solar Cycle
We are absolutely smitten with Metal Prints. The results of having my aurora & scenic shots printed on aluminum have been WOW-With Out Words! The inks are dye-infused onto a specially-coated aluminum sheet and sealed with a gemlike UV coating that is both water and scratch resistant. We have commonly heard people say, "It's like looking through a window"...."Are these backlit?"...."They look so 3D." And the archival quality is out of this world (think century plus). This is a technological breakthrough and the results are in HIGH DEF!
More information can be found on our Metal Print Page.